Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo – Prince George and Official Opposition Critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard issued the following statement regarding the Liberal’s decision to reverse cuts to essential programs in British Columbia.
“Today, the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced that all cuts to the salmonid enhancement program and the cancellation of the BC dive program would be reversed.
“It is thanks to our grassroots movement, our teachers, parents and our conservationists who wrote in and put pressure on the government that we are seeing a reversal of these terrible decisions to cut programs that keep our Canadians safe, and ensure that our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams remain healthy for the next generation. “The Liberal government must always remember that it is Canadians who elected them, and that bureaucratic decisions made from office towers in Ottawa can have significant, negative impacts on our communities. I am so pleased that that this decision was reversed today, but I am concerned that this government is not taking into consideration the needs of everyday Canadians, before blindly making cuts to critical programs.”
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